Comparative Study: Iran, Russia & PRC Cyber War

Tuesday May 14, 2013 — 11:00 AM
Location: Room 4
Level: Advanced

Presentation Abstract:
Nation State Motivations for Using the Cyber Realm – Comparative Study of Islamic Republic of Iran, Russian Federation & the People’s Republic of China (中華人民共和國).

International governments including the Islamic Republic of Iran, Russian Federation and the People’s Republic of China (中華人民共和國) all have very well developed cyber capabilities both offensively and defensively; this is the Western world view. During this presentation a foreigner’s international experience reviewing, studying and researching these three nation states will be presented. Included in this 360 degree review will be both the Western/foreigner’s perspective and the distinct motivations by each country to feel compelled to develop such technologically advanced national security weapons in the information realm.

The international lens used to review the nation state cyber weapons platform development will incorporate cultural, historical, linguistic, military, political and technological foci.

About Bill Hagestad II

LtCol Hagestad provides current cyber threat assessments to international defense, intelligence and law enforcement entities. He speaks both domestically and internationally on the Chinese Cyber Threat. His first book, “21stCentury Chinese Cyber Warfare” was published March 2012.
LtCol Hagestad holds a Master of Science in Security Technologies from the College of Science & Engineering, University of Minnesota and a Master of Science in the Management Of Technology from the Technological Leadership Institute, University of Minnesota. He received a Bachelor of Arts in Mandarin Chinese, with minor emphasis in Classical Chinese and Modern Japanese, also from the University of Minnesota.

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